With 100% call visibility, Cornerstone streamlined their QA process and enabled remote agents.
Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) is a talent management & training software company that helps organizations recruit, train, and manage their people. They handle a variety of requests, including product bug-related queries and account services. The majority of calls are inbound, but CSOD also handles outbound calls for support case triage and follow-up.
At the beginning of 2020, CSOD acquired Saba, which meant it needed to double its support team from 80 to 160 agents. That meant preparing to train new agents on their process and their service offering. But before onboarding all of those agents, CSOD needed to make sure their quality process was helping to identify which agents needed the most help quickly and at scale.
With its previously manual process, CSOD was consistently seeing coaching drop on their list of support priorities due to support backlogs. This meant agents didn’t know where they needed to improve or how support leads were making decisions with anecdotes instead of data. Ultimately, COSD needed to create a more data-driven, fast, and scalable QA process to meet and exceed its customer retention KPIs while delivering a great CSAT.
CSOD needed more transparency into what agents were facing on calls and know whether or not their quality processes were being followed. Observe.AI allowed them to both streamline their process and use AI to better identify opportunities for improved performance.
With Observe.AI, 100% of CSOD’s voice interactions were automatically analyzed and recorded. CSOD also customized its dashboard to help the team understand how their actions were impacting major KPIs, including dead air, process adherence, and more.
With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, CSOD went all-remote. With Observe.AI, Cornerstone enabled its support leads to not only evaluate call from anywhere, but do it in less time with higher accuracy—something that had been difficult to do with its previous speech analytics and call quality monitoring system.
Cornerstone leveraged the AI-driven ‘Moments’ feature in Observe.AI to pinpoint key areas of interest in conversation that should be analyzed on a deeper level, such as moments of strong negative or positive customer sentiment. This enabled CSOD to know who needed coaching and which top performers should be celebrated.
Through its tonality-based sentiment detection, Observe.AI’s platform identifies patterns like speech volume, word use, speech rate, and more that can be indicative of a good or bad Customer Experience (CX). One of the ways in which CSOD leveraged sentiment analysis was by creating a ‘Raving Fans’ moment. This enabled support leads to identify which agents were creating positive CX by surfacing calls where agents demonstrated empathy or where customers used language like, “this made my day!”, for instance.
Thanks to the Observe.AI and Talkdesk one-click integration, CSOD was able to implement the contact center AI solution in just four weeks. With a centralized dashboard that facilitates a full picture of the QA process and agent performance, CSOD now leads with efficiency, accuracy, and visibility to drive brand loyalty and customer retention.